The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1945 · Page 3
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 '1945 Will Display War Prisoner Packages Here Chlekasawba Chapter of tl American Red Cross has received complete Prisoner of Wai-' packag for public display, showing .exact what American prisoners .''of wa feceive from homo , upon inten "lent in any enemy prisoner o war camp, It was announced toda by L. S, Bcnlsh, public Inform'n lion chairman for the ' chapter. A display of these articles ha been arranged l>y Russell Campbel window display chairman,'In m office of the Arknnsas-Mlssour lower Corporation, wher e ,they \vt remain for n week. The manufactured articles <nn materials for volunteer .worker handiwork are purchased by th American Hcd Cross with mone contributed by the American pcopl during the Red Cross War Fun Campaign each year. Civilian ,vo> unU'er workers pack the boxes Co shipment. ' Also on display is the food pack aye carti American prisoner O f w? receives each week, and maps show mg locations of prisoner of wa camps in Germany and Japan On The Farm Front Farm lenders seem to have adopted a "wait anil see" attitude toward this new effort to draft young men from agriculture. They fee there should 'be no downward revisions of 1345 crop goals until It can be determined how many farm workers will be lost to the armed services. Some leaders feel that the loss will be small. They point out tht* i" April of last year 600,000 boys held farm deferments in the age group so badly wanted by the Army. Draft boards have "screened 1 and re-checked this poo! of men 'mill it now contains only 361 ODD men. Those remaining 0)1 fnrms, it is lelt, have demonstrated •'to Selective Service beyond any doubt that they are absolutely essential to agriculture. There's general' doubt that many of these will be taken now. Most of the young men wh quit city jobs to gain deferments oy hoeing a few potatoes or mllltinp a cow or two have been weeded out and sent to war. The Tydlnas Amendment—which keeps essentla men on farms—was no protectiov to would-be slackers. Incidentally, when Mobilizatioi Director Byrnes requested that draft calls be sent to young farmers, he was genllv but firmly reminded of the Tydings Amendment by War Food Administrator Jones " ' J(m es' use of the word "critical 1 ' was in crpreted as a hint, to Byrne, nnd Selective Service that too heavy a cut m farm manpower : could easily lead to.a slump in pradtic- ' tion. In other words, a carefyl reading of his note to Byrnes explodes the earlier belief that the food production boss had fully-en. 'tlorsed induction of farm workers. While there's a general feeling among farm leaders that Ihc Tydings Amendment will prevent a wholesale drain on the farm labor toice, there are numerous individual farmers who are plnln scared lake, for example, the man who has been running a 30-cow dairy farm -,vith the help of one deferred worker. Induction of the worker I might upset an entire production program. Secretary of Agriculture wickard has been giving a lot of thought lately to agriculture's postvvB' problems. This is true even though >p wasn't pick*.-! hy the President '.o plan farming's demobilization .nrof, ram . j. B . Hukon was (nken away .from Commodity credit'Cor-' pSnn^ jon. *° "^ """""^ But Wickard, outstandingly successful in planning farm mobilization, keeps plugging away. At every opportunity he warns not only agri' cultural leaders but leaders of in- fi,"»i ft 1 "i )0 !l ancl ofller wurx. that they all have a common stake Weigh' -to this Anchor" w , . of i p/io!o from NBA) mudhook tllere ' s °" e and other m ine growths oft nnehor of flagship oi ort af(cr long stretch in tl,e n maintaining farm prdsperitv af- er- the war; . Wickard's latest statement was made before. the Institute of tlie Extension Service, being held in Washington. Said Wickard: "If we do 'not use our heads W e can be drowned in supplies of farm products that will make those of the MGs look small In comparison" . The secretary's conviction is that He can escape such a disaster onlv by keeping the level of farm and ndustry income high, while at the ame lime holding prices in balance. - * • Price Administrator Bowles, has licked.a mew man to work for bel- cr .relations between OPA ^nd armers. His* selection Is .Tyrus B imm of Texas A-iyid M College Tinnn replaces Howard H Wil- larnson us OPA's agricultural ,e- aiions adviser. Williamson left the post to take a Job in extension ervice. Incidentally, much of nmms background is connected vith that branch of the USDA. • Economic Stabilizer Vltison has- U made up his mlud yet as to vhcther there should be Jivsstock ellings. Meanwhile, there's a bill before Congress which would give OPA uthority to order such a program t any time it saw fit. The bill was ffercd by Representative Celler of few York, who recently uttered an ngry blast at livestock producers He, seems to picture cattlemen ns igh-hnnded gents who're Kettiri" n . ore . ' h an their due. In presenting Is :bill supporting OPA the New orker said: "The time has come for a show- own. There must be some sort of mtrol at the source." J" ° tller worcis . on-the-hoof prica French Woman Writes Sister Ot Pfc. Moore "Let, me introduce jnyst;,-. r am a new friend your brother has made In France. He Is such a nice boy I am sure he has some more now.—My husband is a prisoner but surely hu will soon be back, thanks to your soldiers.—1 don't know ho? to end, but I assure you I make a prayer every day that God maj keep your brother for (he happiness of his family. So wrote a French woman of recently liberated territory to Mrs -H. -R; Aikcn of Blytheville, who received the letter last week al- it.hough.it was postmarked Oct. 12 /The brother of whom slic speaks ,is.Pfc. Ernest James Moore mcm- iber of the 83rd Infantry Division and overseas for the past year wl-o recently has been seeing action in France and Luxembourg Mrs. Alkcn already has answered the letter and hopes to establish I a long distance friendship with hei French correspondent Marine Returning Home Corp. Harold Wood of Blytheville has arrived: In. the .United States utter -two years overseas service with 'the-Marine Corps, _At_a West Coast port. Corporal Wood expects to be in Blytheville within 15 days for a visit with bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Wood He will be joined here by his sis- ler. Mrs. Herman Rimer of Memphis. Voncoms Will Dance Members of BAAPs Non-Commissioned Officers' Club, their wives and guests, will dance lo the music of .a 7-piccc orchestra, composed of members of the 051 AAP Band at : the .club rooms of the organiza- lipii Saturday night. The dancing vail.begin ,at nine o'clock On Tuesday might, Jan. 9, the NCO Club will IK the scene of the monthly stag -paTK. , -A .group of. pheasants is -known is a nidc. flRfll INF NAIR TONIC tARG6BOTTLE-25f Mr, SPEND-IT-FAST carries a foil... It won't last long. He spends freely ... buys what he doesn't need. He helps boost prices higher and higher. Mr. THRIFTY-WISE banks all fie earns... He's going toehold on fo all he can. He buys only what he needs, and pays for.it conveniently .by check. He buys War Bonds regularly. He helps 'keep living costs down. Which Are You? The First National Bank The Only Ncrt/om./ e nn |, .fa Mis,!,,!ffi CoaMy CARU OP THANKS We wish to express our appreciation to the many friends for the kindness and consideration shown us during our recent bereavement In the death of our son, Capt, Calvin 0. Moody. Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Moody and Family. Now To Relieve "Bronchitis* •Creomulslon relieves promptly be- troublc to help loosen and expel prm laden phlegm, and nld nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, Inflamed bronchial mucous mem- n h "«?' T ? 11 your Am SBM to sell you a hntfir> ^r orcomulsion with the «n- Botoan Hero Returns To Wed Former Schoolmate (Continued torn r»r« 1) better but when 10 of our fcllov prisoners made their escape UK rest ot us lost nil, our privileges Our food rations were cut In half We were denied church, service. awl other privileges. "We might have gone crazy fron (he nionol.?ny of our haul dulls routine, but for one concession tin Ji:ps allowed us. Lieut. Wllburn K Suundcis Jr. from Miss., was with us mill lluf Japs to let'IK hnvo'« „„»„ musical program. Lieutenant Satm- ners Imd an accordion and we [>ol hold .if a (ruinpcl, BUilar, bass fiddle an c | a drum Ihat-had been left them by r-'Hlplnojirisoners Ions before. These Instruments.wen; n Ood-scnu, for they gave- us .some recreation and helped keep ouv mornlo up. None of the boys will ever foruol ho\y Llculenant Stum dcrs worked for us. - Itlei- JTlncl|>:il llltt "The work was hard ami our food never enough: Mostly ; flcc-nml occasionally some olhcv .native vegetables. No meat. Twice we received Red Cross packages TOiUnln- Ing food and other thiiifis we needed badly mid Ihoy certainly were welcome. .- ''. < "The Insl ao inonlhs; I was there we had no shoes. 1 .Ours had'worn out and the Japs never replaced :hem. This made U bad .when we lad to work 111 Ihc .Jungle.around thorns. I'L.isl March some of us \verc iraiisfencd lo work on an alrficlil f5 miles n\vay and -.the sainc conill- tlons prevailed'here. "We later.were inarched three or pur miles lo a dock where,we were nfcen aboard 1 a Jap,frelghlbr. Hun- Ircds of .Us .were crowded ] Into Iwo dark, foul-smelling holds wllh-not enough room ror ail to lie down at lie same lime. Nothing' to sleep on. About one small. glnssftil' of water n clay and about the same amount of'i-lec. The hatch-covers .were put over us and roped down. Tlic heal vns sllillng-and the -sanitary con- lilions unspeakable. We didn't know j where 'we were going..but figured It-was to some othcr.prison. . "Nineteen ;days after our voyage started Ihe torpedoes from an Amci leantsubmarliip..hit us. It was about 4:30 iii'the.«fternoo:i. I don'!, remember much except seeing a great flash tof-blue .light because the .explosion .'knocked -me out. When I came to I wasumder water. I thought we would--Rll ibcHrapiied and drowned, so '-I • decided 'to try to get it over :quick,'but I.guess the good Lord took-charge, becauscibc- fore,I.could draw any-water Into my lungs ^1 felt myself rising- to Ihe top. When my head, popjwd 'out I saw a-streak of light Just abovo me. The ship was sinking fast nnd I,pulled.myself up nearer the opening. r,saw a fellow on deck-nnd ycllctr.to him.-.He helped me climb out. Japs Benin Slaughter .' . "Tlie .Japs opened irp'oh us with rifles/machlnc -guns.and even were throwing hand'grenades to try and ' slaughter all of us -before we got mvay. '11,0 ship was sinkhw soofnst i I was able lo slide off in [lie water. "1.stayed under water iis milch us I possible and took shelter' behind wreckage when I could, so I-escaped being shot, but I had a shrapnel wound in the shoulder from-'the explosion and my iright, leg was hurting. My eardrum also.wns'ln- Jurcd by the explosion. ; ; "Pretty soon .'-I • Joined .'up with '"•P other, fellows. .We .put some wreckage together for a makeshift CREOMULSION , Chest Cofds.'Bronchifis Than Wright Flew 'Hit, found a Iloivllng bos contain- nu H cniis of pork nnd ucnns ami some soap. We also picked up u >|>I> field kit and mcdlcnl pack In he water and figured \vc could -ench ihc shore \v c saw UUCP or our miles away. We couU) sllll hcai ho OrliiB as the Japs murdered our iclpless boys. "Our plans were uviscl, however ll — a .lap iMinuont cuini! along 2 up enemy sinvlvors and iH he same time slaughtering the Americans they encountered In Uio viiter. We realized It was best to pllt up until the sun went down hen try to swim lo the Island One Jap—Two 1'iwsrrvcr.s "I snw a Jap soldier with two lllc ireservM-s, I didn't have one, so ivc iml a tug of war lor a fcw.mln- itcs while 1 borrowed one of hl« I icln't keep It long, though, bpcauso cave It lo luiolber American boy vho seemed about to drown, "l warn baek to llt« ,lap who reached n his belt and whipped out a bayonet, r didn't have anything but my bare hands, but I managed In get behind him and shove his head under. Hc broke loose and cjinic ill), '.but I pushed him under ngnlirand -kept him there until he sort .of relaxed. Then I yol his preserver. "I don't know how 1 ever.got ;to that- Island, l was so exhausted, but aljout 3;M In lh e morning U. I rested n llttb then | I lo n coral cliff where 11 saw a cave. Somebody wa« In ill, a Jap patrol, I thought, In a ! someone waved nt mo am! I decided lo go In ilicrn woio (Inre olher Amqi[L[\ns who like myself ha<! swum itfihoio wn all lay ''When : o\»oke 1 rcnU/cJfrol the fhit llmo Umt 1 dluii't r hasc n illicit of dolliix. on ilic (jlu- dtmlni ^horta,! had on 'when Iho torpedo liH the ship Imd IK.OII lost I nc\ci have bcc» able lo'tlgmc how J«ln jfYkmllj riliplnv. Ho four of its decided lo c\- DWc ow bunoumllngs, Wo loam- cd through the, jungle mosl of Iho W and found ti cornfield That afternoon we decide,!'lo BO buck lo Ihc ca.vci but ns we did «o si\w a unlive hill nnd nil oil! woman who »«>i smiling at'us 'Come here,' one of l|ie bojs Kith me snld Tljo old woman ian Into the hut nnd as nodldnt know whal (o expicl wi. i-.an ba_ c k . to-the cayc. .About -15 minutes. Inter, .five 'Jabbering Flll- plnb hoys canio clown'. : 'hioy proved lo be fi-lomlly BiicrrlllOB who escorted us bactc'io Die old womhn's hut, I here sho was,' Mill gl Inning. Shi! gave us'some boiled corn, raw cgifs and water. We. were' then ttikim lo another house and from there (o guerrilla,. hca<l<iuarlcrs which as- 5jenccl ..us-.to -'the care of different Filipino fanllllcs. '.'•"•••'.. . ."The;FilIp'l|ifls';niannged to round P'flli' American survivors an,) cared for i'i£.until throe week."! later when an American siiblnnrllio'- arrived lo pick \iftiiip... ,..,',' • • ; • "It was n great, feeling to Ijo free again after nearly two', and a hMS years nt the ntercy of Ihc Jnpa- nose. 10 n ,, n (o i ctton and 'hh com- -ikon lo New Qulncn .hallo, wlieie they wei" mull Oct «l when the-. 7 c tt hetl left foi the stales nnlvlnu Nov , ", l ° W^lilnslon for mici iiB by mllltiiy otllclah, scigc ant overton <&*>.?,& W^day furlo'jgh. wtitn that lias «| 1'ired ,he will repoifto MlX a(J n',l or . r ^«?»ls™ent He hop .will tc sent tp school so ha ~ W 0!i his al «f»it meshanj "They've.mad^ a Jot 6t Improvl mcnls since I *cnt-'away," he Wl)llo visiting "in Blytheville called on a relative, Philip J Dj cpunty Echool 'supervisor, 'who lil cousin Feigcant Ovwion wears n e Identlal citation'with two'oak !e cluctw. 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